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Ghost Buttons – THE Minimalist Web Design Trend

February 4th, 2015
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Ghost Buttons – THE Minimalist Web Design Trend

The times of gloss and 3D effects are over – at least for now. The trend in web design goes towards minimalism which is also reflected in the style of buttons. The hot so-called ghost buttons fit perfectly with the reserved look of modern websites based on flat design or even more trendy material design. Ghost buttons basically consist only of a very thin...

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No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

February 3rd, 2015
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No Ordinary Website Builder: Rukzuk Stands Out from the Crowd

Rukzuk out of Konstanz, Germany has come on the site-building scene and wants a piece of the ever-growing pie. To that end, Rukzuk doesn’t aim directly at individuals who want to build their own website. Instead, Rukzuk seeks to make a name for itself as a serious tool for professional web designers. Competition in this segment is certainly scarcer, but it exists nevertheless. We’ve...

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Blast from the Past #1: 90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

January 31st, 2015
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Blast from the Past #1:  90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule,...

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Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Ultimate Web Design Trends 2015

January 22nd, 2015
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Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Ultimate Web Design Trends 2015

Web workers wonder where web design is heading in 2015, as it is also subject to a trend – which is not a bad thing. Otherwise, the internet would still look like in its beginnings in the 1990s. This is surely not what we want, is it? So, what is the trend for 2015? Let us have a look into the crystal ball and...

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5 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers on Mac OS X

January 14th, 2015
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5 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers on Mac OS X

Everyone, who wants to develop websites, needs an HTML editor or rather a development environment. There are, of course, several fee-based editors of high quality, but if you do not need your development environment every day, a free application will be perfectly fine. That an editor is free of charge does not mean that it is of low quality. One of the best development...

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Pretty Colorful: Webdesign for High-Context Cultures

January 13th, 2015
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Pretty Colorful: Webdesign for High-Context Cultures

Occasionally, Asian and Western webdesign are poles apart. If you want a proof, check out the German and Chinese websites of a famous fast-food chain, or the Chinese news portal Tom.com. With its animated sequence of images, it may put some Western viewers on edge. Websites are also part of the culture in which most viewers move. If you want to design a website for...

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JotForm Theme Store: New Marketplace for Professional Form Designs Opens

December 16th, 2014
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JotForm Theme Store: New Marketplace for Professional Form Designs Opens

Over the course of the past two months, we covered JotForm frequently. The form builders turned form designers from sunny California went through the launch of a game-changing new feature of their core product. Instead of just offering a form builder with a few simple beautifier options, they came up with a full-fledged Form Designer, giving you complete freedom over the look and feel...

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Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

December 11th, 2014
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Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

I don’t know how I could have missed this great project during the last two years. Invented in November of 2012, this project has grown to become a more than noteworthy exhibition of what open web technologies are able to do today, when used by skilled people. Christmas Experiments is not only an impressive collection of 24 outstanding works but also the best argument...

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Best of SVG 2014: Icons, Tools and Resources

December 10th, 2014
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Best of SVG 2014:  Icons, Tools and Resources

With mobile devices taking over the world, so to speak, new technology for making websites and apps look pretty on mobile devices continues to emerge and evolve. One of those awesome mobile technologies to arrive on the scene in recent years is that of SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG takes vectors a step further beyond just a scalable image. In fact, an SVG...

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With and Without JS: SVG Loader and SVG Morpheus Beautify Your (Web) App

December 8th, 2014
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With and Without JS: SVG Loader and SVG Morpheus Beautify Your (Web) App

If you are into designing for multiple resolutions, SVG is the best option to turn to as far as the use of graphics is concerned. These small vector files can be scaled up and down as you like it without sacrificing quality. And with the two tools I am about to introduce you to, SVG will even move… SVG Morpheus: Morphing One Icon to...